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Midtown Alliance Wants You To Enjoy Lunch Outside

The Midtown Alliance’s Lunchbox Entertainment Series is hosting performances and a catered lunch on the lawn of the Margaret Mitchell House on Thursdays in the spring.
The Midtown Alliance’s Lunchbox Entertainment Series is hosting performances and a catered lunch on the lawn of the Margaret Mitchell House on Thursdays in the spring.

With the nice spring weather in full effect, you might be tempted to play hooky … or, at least, take your lunch outside.

The Midtown Alliance is hoping you’ll do just that.

The nonprofit organization’s Lunchbox Entertainment Series is hosting performances and a catered lunch from Empire State South on the lawn of the Margaret Mitchell House on Thursdays through the spring.

“We want people to meet others who live in Midtown, others who work in Midtown,” says Philip Rafshoon, Midtown Alliance’s director of member engagement. (Photos courtesy of the Midtown Alliance)

“[Midtown] is one of the most thriving districts in the country,” the Alliance’s director of member engagement, Philip Rafshoon, tells “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes. “It’s a walkable area, it’s a center for arts, and it’s a great place where you can live, work and play without ever having to get in a car.”

Midtown Alliance has partnered with several organizations in the community for the events, presenting improv comedy from Whole World Theatre and actors from the Alliance Theatre’s upcoming production of “Ride the Cyclone.”

“We want people to meet others who live in Midtown, others who work in Midtown,” Rafshoon says, “and really create that bond of why they’re in Midtown — the great things that can happen when they’re in the area. This is a way to get the cultural centers right in the center of the district, where there’s people walking around at Peachtree and 10th every day.”

You can find a full list of events here. They are all free and open to the public.